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On Fri, 15 Apr 2011 09:28:09 +0100 (BST), Tom Davies
<> wrote:
Hi :)

Has anyone tried linux operating systems such as Knoppix-Adriene or
anyone managed to install either of those as a dual-boot alongside
Windows? or 
on a usb-stick or something?

No, I haven't done that yet, but there are people on the
Ubuntu-Accessibility and the Gnome-Accessiblity lists who know Vinux. 
You can search the archives at
<> and

I can also forward the request for you, if you can give me precise contact
details etc (e.g. who should be contacted at Distrowatch).

Best regards,


A few people at DistroWatch have asked if anyone could volunteer to
review of Vinux.  A couple asked if it could compare Vinux against other
aimed at people that are either completely blind or partially sighted.  

For those that don't follow DW the reviews are generally about a page or
(whatever that means!) and sometimes have screen-shots to break it up a
bit and 
make it more interesting for sighted-people.  DW doesn't pay for reviews
and is 
run by volunteers.  The Readers Comments can be a little unkind and
at times but then other readers tend to jump in and defend the reviewer.

Oh, here is this weeks DistroWatch weekly
This next link will be the one for next week but the link wont work

It might be interesting to shake things up a bit by submitting a review
that is 
a voice recording rather than written?  Perhaps something else could be
instead of pictures?  Almost no-one would be able to read braille at DW
think) but there must be something that could make the review

Any thoughts or suggestions?
My apologies for such a long post!
Good luck and many regards from
Tom :)

Christophe Strobbe
K.U.Leuven - Dept. of Electrical Engineering - SCD
Research Group on Document Architectures
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